Whitby Dene is inviting the community to join a nationwide sing-along to celebrate Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday.
Whitby Dene is inviting people in Eastcote to join them on Monday 20th March, from 2pm-4pm, to strike a chord for the forces’ sweetheart’s milestone birthday.
Local singer Nicky Blake, known as Nicky B, will be joining the residents at Whitby Dene to take part in the sing along, and will also be performing a selection of popular songs by Vera Lynn.
Residents and the team at the care home will be ensuring visitors are pitch perfect for the rendition of the popular wartime song, “We’ll Meet Again”, with lyrics available and tasty treats on hand for all.
Whitby Dene will be joined by Care UK care homes across the country for the nationwide sing-along to celebrate this special occasion.
Saad Baig, home manager at Whitby Dene, commented: “We are all looking forward to taking a walk down memory lane and having a good sing-along to celebrate Vera Lynn’s milestone birthday. Singing can be a powerful reminiscence activity, and Vera Lynn has written a number of iconic songs that many residents are likely to have grown up listening to.
“Even when memories become particularly hard to remember, often music can still be recalled, so a group sing-along can often be very calming for those living with dementia, and can encourage them to talk about memories from their childhood.
“We are thrilled to be joining Care UK care homes across the country and look forward to welcoming the people of Eastcote for this special occasion.”